Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Education & Labor and the House Administration Committees. The Senate will consider the DISCLOSE Act, nominees for the United States Agency for Global Media and the Office of Science and Technology policy, and a treaty.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

S 2490 – Blackwell School National Historic Site Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 12 (Roll no. 444).

MOTION
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills and Agree to a Resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 361 – 69 (Roll no. 443).

H RES 1361 – Providing for consideration of S. 1098, the Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 205 (Roll no. 442).

H RES 1361 – Providing for consideration of S. 1098, the Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act; and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 206 (Roll no. 441).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD.

One Minute Speeches

Complete Consideration of S. 1098 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act (No Further Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner / Education and Labor Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 8873 – Presidential Election Reform Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Reps. Lofgren / Cheney / Committee on House Administration)

Special Order Speeches

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1067 Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; confirmed: 52-42.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the resolution of ratification with respect to Calendar #2 Treaty document 117-1 Amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”); invoked: 64-30.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.775 – condemning violence and threats against the FBI.

Passed S.4899 – IMPROVE Act.

Passed S.4900 – Reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs and pilot programs.

Passed the following post office naming bills, en bloc:
· Calendar #327 – S. 3884, Cora Reynolds Anderson Post Office
· Calendar #331 – H.R. 3539, Atanasio Taitano Perez Post Office
· Calendar #335 – H.R. 5577, John R. Lewis Post Office Building
· Calendar #398 – H.R. 2142, Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building
· Calendar #469 – H.R. 91, Private First Class Barrett Lyle Austin Post Office Building
· Calendar #470 – H.R. 92, Specialist Four Charles Johnson Post Office
· Calendar #472 – H.R. 3508, CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office
· Calendar #474 – H.R. 5809, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui Memorial Post Office Building

Passed Calendar #453, H.R.4693 – Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment.

Passed Calendar #483, H.R.5641 – SPEED Recovery Act.

Passed Calendar #489, S.4553 – Extension of Department of Homeland Security Other Transaction Authority Act.

Passed S.4552 – Extension of Authority to Acquire Innovative Commercial Items Act.

Adopted S.Res.776 – National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Adopted the following resolutions, en bloc:
· S.Res.777 – Student Parent Month
· S.Res.778 – Recovery Month
· S.Res.779 – Estuaries Week
· S.Res.780 – Workforce Development Month
· S.Res.781 – PCOS Awareness Month
· S.Res.782 – Hispanic Heritage Month
· S.Res.783 – Air Force 75th Anniversary

Adopted S.Res.784 – National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #1120 – Randy W. Berry, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia
· Executive Calendar #1059 – Robert A. Wood, of New York, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador

The vote on confirmation of the following nomination will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #716, Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Today

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Calendar #2 Treaty document 117-1, amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”) post-cloture.

Senators should expect roll call votes in relation to the resolution of ratification Wednesday afternoon. Additional roll call votes (in relation to items listed below) are also expected.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Calendar #484, S.4822, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (DISCLOSE Act)
  2. Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media.
  3. Executive Calendar #1097 Arati Prabhakar, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Amendments pending to RoR re:Kigali Treaty
Schumer amendment #5503 (to add an effective date)

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations
VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization: An Update on Rollout, Cost, and Schedule

Senate Environment and Public Works
Putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Work: The State and Local Perspectives

House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Examining Long-Term Care in America: The Impact of the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

Senate Indian Affairs
Promoting and Supporting Tribal Access to Spectrum and Related benefits in native Communities

SEC Investor Advisory Committee
Panel Discussion on: 10B-1 Position Reporting, ESG, and Cybersecurity

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.4891 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize certain construction activities on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8928 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the permitting process for mining on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.4889 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to clarify the funding of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4900 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs and pilot programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2022 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.8909 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a process for separating joint consolidation loans to ensure timely relief for borrowers.
Sponsor: Foxx, Virginia [Rep.-R-NC-5] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.8918 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to clarify the funding of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8927 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the electronic filing of all public financial disclosure forms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Spanberger, Abigail Davis [Rep.-D-VA-7] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – House Administration
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

Health Care
S.4899 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to Remedy election revocations relating to administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sponsor: Portman, Rob [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2022 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R.8910 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide outreach and reporting on certain behavioral health integration services furnished under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Smith, Jason [Rep.-R-MO-8] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8912 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that expenses for blood storage qualify as expenses for medical care.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8914 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education to make awards to increase or improve access to comprehensive mental and behavioral health services for individuals exposed to violent encounters involving law enforcement personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bush, Cori [Rep.-D-MO-1] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8917 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the registration of opioid treatment programs to increase stakeholder input from relevant communities and to ensure such programs are treating patients in need, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.8911 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of the Interior to produce a report on Russian and Chinese investments in mining and related industries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Calvert, Ken [Rep.-R-CA-42] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.8908 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to review a safe harbor under the anti-kickback statute for certain contingency management interventions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Estes, Ron [Rep.-R-KS-4] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8913 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affecting individuals, families, and small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Buchanan, Vern [Rep.-R-FL-16] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.4888 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the President to supplement disaster response plans to account for catastrophic incidents disabling 1 or more critical infrastructure sectors or significantly disrupting the critical functions of modern society, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 09/20/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.